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VFW post seeks help for public service

After adding just two new members last year, Statesboro's VFW post plans to do more community service in 2015, but continues to struggle for volunteers and funds.

March 18, 2015 | | Local


Bulloch’s tied STARs take region honors

Bulloch Academy's Zoe Yan Li and Statesboro High School's Alex DiCesare first tied as Bulloch County's STAR students. Now they have won again and advance together, with their chosen teachers, as the Region 8 STARs.

March 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Election brings hope to Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford's newly elected mayor and councilman both hope youth, new ideas and hard work will bring the town to recovery from financial and legal issues.

March 18, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Savannah celebrates St. Patrick's Day in springtime sunshine

SAVANNAH - For those who could escape work -and thousands of green-garbed tourists and locals did - Tuesday turned out to be a nearly perfect day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah.

March 17, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Eastern Heights Baptist Church hosts Passover Seder

Eastern Heights Baptist Church will hold a Model Seder Meal, presented by the organization "Jews for Jesus," on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center Fellowship Hall.

March 17, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


iGot hits the streets March 24

Community volunteers will hit the streets next week for Ogeechee Technical College's 2015 iGot campaign.

March 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Schools plan first rezoning move

Under a planned transportation zone shift, about 140 students who would have attended Langston Chapel Elementary School next school year will ride buses to Sallie Zetterower Elementary instead.

March 17, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Statesboro man wanted for SC murder

A man charged Thursday regarding shots fired at a Statesboro apartment complex is wanted on murder charges in South Carolina.

March 16, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


The secret to living a century

Naomi Neville just turned 100, but that milestone has not dampened her spirit or her memory.

March 15, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch drill teams capture region titles

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' (JROTC) color guard teams from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch High captured both the boys and girls Region 9 championship titles, and each team won other trophies during the event held last Saturday at Metter High School.

March 15, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia House votes to raise minimum age for bouncers, bar patrons

Prompted by the death of 18-year-old Michael Joseph Gatto last summer, the Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to define what bars are, make 21 the minimum age to enter one or work as a bouncer, and place new demands on cities, counties and businesses to report alcoholic beverage violations.

March 15, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Southern Food: What it is, why it still matters

Damon Lee Fowler, a noted authority on Southern cooking and its history, will deliver the 2015 Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro.

March 14, 2015 | | Local


Georgia’s turkey hunting season opens March 21

Cluck. Purr. Gobble. Have you been practicing your turkey calling skills?

March 14, 2015 | Georgia Wildlife Resources Division | Local


Averitt Center sets grand opening for new facility

The Averitt Center for the Arts will celebrate the grand opening of its newest facility, the Center for Performing Arts, at 41 W. Main St., on Friday.

March 14, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Proposed bill doesn’t quench brewers’ thirst

If a bill the Georgia Senate passed Friday becomes law, Eagle Creek Brewing Co. will be allowed to serve larger samples to adults touring the little brewery in the middle of Statesboro, and they will be able to take sealed samples home. But Eagle Creek still won't be allowed to sell beer directly to consumers.

March 14, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Renaissance Park dedication set for Thursday afternoon

The dedication of Renaissance Park in west Statesboro is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, with refreshments being offered at the park located at the intersection of West Jones Avenue and Parker Street beginning at 5 p.m.

May 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Paulson field switching to artificial turf

Already the subject of a major expansion before the 2014 season, another substantial change could be coming to Paulson Stadium in the near future.

May 09, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Local


Council member pays tax penalties after inquiry

Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt did not pay $2,074 he identified as penalties for late city property taxes for 2010 and 2011 - until last week, while the GBI is investigating possible mishandling of funds at City Hall.

May 09, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Judge B. Avant Edenfield, 1934-2015

Friends and colleagues Saturday remembered U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield as a hard-working and intelligent lawyer and judge. Edenfield died in a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning at the age of 80 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

May 09, 2015 | By JOE McGLAMERY joe@morrisnews.com | Local


US economy rebounding

WASHINGTON - Rebounding from a dismal start to the year, the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggested that employers are helping fuel a durable if still subpar recovery.

May 08, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


Ag commissioner at Claxton farm expo Saturday

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is scheduled to be at Claxton Elementary School Saturday morning for the start of the Ag Expo and Farmers Market.

May 08, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


UPDATE: Bond denial angers Migos rapper

An angry "Offset," one of three members of the rap group Migos arrested on guns and drug charges following a Georgia Southern University concert, yelled profanities as he was led out of a Bulloch County courtroom Friday, after he was denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos member denied bond

"Offset," one of the members of the Migos rap group arrested on guns and drug charges after a concert in Statesboro, shouted profanities Friday as he was led out of the courtroom after being denied bond.

May 08, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A change of mood?

In 1938, Mass Observation placed a small advertisement in the Bolton Evening News in Bolton, England, asking readers to respond to the simple question, "What is happiness?"

May 07, 2015 | By TYLER STAHLE Deseret News Service | Local


Study: Vaccination against measles may have other benefits

LOS ANGELES - A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.

May 07, 2015 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science writer | Local


Prayer warriors join hands, unite hearts

Prayer warriors with a passion for the nation congregated on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn Thursday, uniting hearts and joining hands for the 64th National Day of Prayer service, which was the 15th consecutive service for Statesboro.

May 07, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Investigation results in meth arrests

A drug investigation ended Saturday with two women being arrested on charges of selling methamphetamine.

May 07, 2015 | | Local


Complaints lead to drug arrests

Noise generated by a large party crowd and the smell of burning marijuana led to the arrest of two men attending a Johnson Street party.

May 06, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Most people may not know what it feels like to be truly hungry, but for some, it is a daily fear. People all across America, including Statesboro and Bulloch County residents, can do their part to help by participating in the "Stamp Out Hunger" National Association of Letter Carriers food drive Saturday.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


High-speed chase nabs murder suspect

A Cobb County murder suspect led law enforcement on a high-speed chase Tuesday that started in Bulloch County but ended in Bloomingdale.

May 06, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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